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Definition of the noun varicosity

What does varicosity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: varicosities

  1. varix or varicose condition in which a vein is swollen and tortuous
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: varix = abnormally enlarged or twisted blood vessel or lymphatic vessel
    • more specific term: varicose vein = a vein that is permanently dilated

Alternative definition of the noun varicosity


  1. an enlarged vessel, particularly a blood vessel
  2. varicose vein


varicosity is a gene ontology group, gene group.

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Google previewOptic Nerve in Glaucoma (1995)

by Stephen M. Drance, Douglas R. Anderson

A noradrenergic varicosity is the site of release of the neurotransmitter nore- pinephrine. Two cotransmitters are ATP and neuropeptide Y, but they are not the only ones. In many varicosities that release norepinephrine as a transmitter, one ...

Google previewHot Mamas (2010)

The Ultimate Guide to Staying Sexy Throughout Your Pregnancy and the Months Beyond by Lou Paget

Increased varicosity is a very common problem with some easy solutions: Wear support hose. Lie on your side, not your back. Elevate your feet whenever possible. Wear flat shoes. Don't cross your legs. Reach for that Tylenol if you still need ...

Google previewSpeech and Language (2014)

Advances in Basic Research and Practice by Norman J. Lass

Lingual Varicosities Varicosity is the result of a vein that has been dilated due to an increase in pressure. This type of vein can occur any place on the body. It is relatively common in the lingual area and is seen as bluish or purplish clusters ...

Google previewBody Rejuvenation (2010)

by Murad Alam, Marisa Pongprutthipan

Superficial varicosity is a common medical condition that is symptomatic in 20–30 % of the US population. Classic symptoms of venous insufficiency are ankle edema, leg fatigue, aching, discomfort, and muscle cramps. Some patients develop ...

Google previewA Text-book of Dental Pathology and Therapeutics (1908)

For Students and Practitioners by Henry H. Burchard

If the walls of the veins are weak and are permanently distended or thicken under pressure and become tortuous, the condition is called varicosity of the veins ( varicose veins). The exudate of venous hyperemia differs markedly from that of ...

Google previewThe Nature of Disease (2007)

Pathology for the Health Professions by Thomas H. McConnell

A varicosity is an abnormally dilated vein (a varicose vein). Superficial veins are more often affected than deep ones because they are surrounded by less supporting tissue. Leg veins are most susceptible — hydrostatic pressure ( Chapter 5) is ...

Google previewPan Vascular Medicine (2002)

Integrated Clinical Management by Peter Lanzer, Eric J. Topol

The common starting point for any varicosity is a pressure and volume overload on one segment of an epifascial vein located distal to an incompetent valve at a point where the epifascial venous system drains into the deep system. Thus, if the ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Surgery (1888)

A Systematic Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst

A, the brachial artery; V, the median basilic vein with an aneurismal varicosity; N, the aneurismal tumor, which is connected with the artery beneath it by a minute aperture, and with the aneurismal varicosity above it by another small opening.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Molecular Mechanisms of Disease (2009)

With 213 Tables by Florian Lang

:600–611 Varicosis ▷Varicose Veins 2172 Varicosity Varicosity ▷Varicose Veins Variegate Porphyria ▷Porphyria, Variegate Vascular .

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

Distinct varicosity of the veins around the cardiac orifice may occur at the junction of the coronary and oesophageal vessels — gastric haemorrhoids ; the non- persistence, however, of such vascular dilatations after death is not to be taken as ...

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

varicosity ofthe pampiniform ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medicine (1894)

Including General Pathology, General Therapeutics, Hygiene, and the Diseases of Women and Children by Sir Richard Quain

Stephen Mackenzie 1 and Pontick* have each put on record details of such examinations, and in both instances thickening and dilatation of the thoracic duct, and marked varicosity of the pelvic and other lymphatics were found. It can be ...

Google previewA dictionary of medical science ... (1903)

by Robley Dunglison

Varicosity. V. conjuncti'vae, cir- sophthalmia. Varicosity. The condition of being varicose. See Varix. Varicot'omy. Cutting operation upon a varix or varicose vein. Varic'ula. Varix of the veins of the conjunctiva. Vari 'ola (vartue, varied, spotted).

Google previewThe Practitioner's Medical Dictionary (1919)

Containing All the Words and Phrases Generally Used in Medicine and the Allied Sciences, with Their Proper Pronunciation, Derivation, and Definition by George Milbry Gould, Richard John Ernst Scott

ovarian, varicosity of the veins of the broad ligament, v., utero-ovarian, a varicose condition of the veins of the pampiniform plexus in the broad ligament.

Google previewSchirmer's Complete Rhyming Dictionary (2010)

by Paul Zollo

vainly valedictory valiancy valiantly validity validly valley valorously vanity vapidity vapidly vaporously vapory variably varicosity variety variously varsity vary vascularity vascularly vasectomy vastly vaulty veeringly veery vehemency ...

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